Secondary Gaming: The Rise of Let’s Plays

To quote one of our generation’s most eloquent and internationally recognised thinkers on the medium of video games, the Angry Video Game Nerd; “What’s the most important part about any game? Well, being able to fucking play it.” This makes sense. A game needs to be played to fulfil its purpose as a game, even if many games nonchalantly redefine what...

Cut The Scenes

Complaining about cutscenes feels like a futile pursuit for a couple of reasons. Partly because it feels oddly similar to banging a bit of bamboo against the stiff rigor mortis flesh of a deceased equine; partly because it must surely be a fruitless endeavour at this stage. Cutscenes are clearly here to stay and developers are making no secrets about the fact...

Green Day: Rock Band tracklist revealed

After reinventing The Beatles as video game cash cows, Harmonix have now set their goals to perform a similar feat with MTV pop punk deities Green Day. Black shirt and red tie-wearing fans the world over will be excited to know that the final tracklist to Green Day: Rock Band has now been announced. The choices are for the most part fairly obvious, featuring...

£0.00 Treasures: Windosill

This is a text that I found to be nigh impossible to write without coming across as at least a little bit, shall we say, wanky. So I thought I should warn you right from the get-go that this could get a little ugly. Now, let’s consider the word “beauty” (told you). It is one of those words that people tend to throw about quite carelessly in situations...

£0.00 Treasures: The Company of Myself

Jack is a very lonely man and he couldn’t tell you for sure why this is. There used to be somebody that he held very dear, but that person is long gone. All he has are his own fragmented memories of the past and a lone, silent visitor which he relays his story to. Jack is certain he can make it all by himself. The Company of Myself is a puzzle-platformer...